Directory

Organisation Description Categories of Work Where Do They Work? Who Do They Work With?
Backcare - Bolton Helpline

Telephone and email helpline responding enquiries around backcare to maintain healthy backs. Offering information to prevent or care for back pain.

Health, Health and Emotional Wellbeing North West, Central and Great Lever, Outside Bolton All
Backup North West

Provision of supported housing to homeless 16 - 25 year olds. Anyone within this age range who needs support in keeping a tenancy can apply. We welcome applications from all sectors of the community.

Housing, Children &Young People Bolton, Central and Great Lever Looked after children, Offenders / ex-offenders, People with learning disabilities, Tenants and residents, Unemployed people, Homeless people, Alcohol & substance misusers, Refugees and asylum seekers, People with mental health issues, Young people (aged 13-25)
BAND (Building a New Direction) Economic, social and community development, Health, Social services, Health and Emotional Wellbeing Bolton, Central and Great Lever BME, People with mental health issues
Bangladesh Welfare Association and Community Centre Economic, social and community development, Social Inclusion Bolton, Central and Great Lever All
Bank Street Unitarian Chapel

Faith Group. Main worship 10.45 am Sundays

Religion, Social Inclusion Bolton, Central and Great Lever Faith communities, Families / single parents, Children (0 -12), LGBTQ+, Older people
Bank Street Writers

Creative Writing Activities. First Wednesday of each month, 13.45 - 16.00

Arts, culture, sport and recreation, Social Inclusion, Education & The Arts Bolton, Tonge with the Haulgh, Central and Great Lever All
Bank Top United Reformed Church

We provide religious services, girls' uniformed organisations (Rainbows, Brownies and Guides), toddler groups, and lace and craft groups.

Religion, Social Inclusion, Education & The Arts Astley Bridge, Turton All
Barbodhan Muslim Welfare Society

Established in 1960, we provide social activities for our 2 thousand members. Our members are active in other community/religious groups as well

Religion, Social Inclusion, Health and Emotional Wellbeing Rumworth Faith communities, BME, Older people, Women, Young people (aged 13-25)
Be Strong Project

The Be Strong Project is a rehabilitation programme which is set within the heart of the local community and provides activities to ex offenders, drug/alcohol clients and prolific priority offenders. The activities are varied and consist of FREE Personal Development workshops (attendance is compulsory), FREE gym memberships, Thai Boxing, Swimming, bike riding and much more. Be Strong is not for the faint hearted and requires lots of hard work in order to reach the goals which are; become drug free, free from re-offending and become valuable members of society. You can't change your past but you can change your future and we will help you every step of the way.

Health, Housing, Law, crime, human/civil rights and information, Social Inclusion, Education & The Arts Bolton, Astley Bridge, Breightmet, Crompton, Farnworth, Great Lever, Halliwell, Harper Green, Heaton and Lostock, Hulton, Little Lever and Darcy Lever, Smithills, Tonge with the Haulgh, Westhoughton North and Chew Moor, Horwich & Blackrod Offenders / ex-offenders, Homeless people, Alcohol & substance misusers
Beacon Bolton Counselling Service

Provision of counselling to anyone over the age of 16. Volunteers provide hourly counselling sessions Monday - Friday 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm;
Saturday 10.00 am - 12 noon; Monday - Thursday daily 10.00 am - 3.00 pm.

Health, Health and Emotional Wellbeing Bolton, Central and Great Lever Unemployed people, Victims / survivors of crime, Disabled people, BME, Older people, Alcohol & substance misusers, Women, Men
Beest Explorers

To improve the social, physical and spiritual wellbeongof members through participation in a balanced programme of activities.

Arts, culture, sport and recreation, Physical Activity, Education & The Arts Bradshaw, Breightmet, Bromley Cross, Turton Young people (aged 13-25)
Birtenshaw

Building a brighter future for children with special needs

Social services, Education & The Arts Bromley Cross, Turton Looked after children, People with learning disabilities, Children (0 -12), Disabled people, Young people (aged 13-25)
Blackrod Cricket Club Physical Activity Horwich & Blackrod Men, Young people (aged 13-25)
Blair Project

No one person can create success on their own – it takes team work and a helping hand. The Blair Project is championing a new breed of motorsports talent – kids from ordinary families who want to make it to the highest echelons of motor-sports, but lack the money to compete in major championships.

Arts, culture, sport and recreation, Children &Young People, Education & The Arts Bolton, Outside Bolton Unemployed people, Young people (aged 13-25)
Bolton & District Hospital Saturday Council

Bolton and District Hospital Saturday offers simple and affordable everyday Health Cash Plans, Dental Plans and Private Medical Insurance from UK Healthcare, our wholly owned subsidiary.

Health, Health and Emotional Wellbeing UK Wide, North West, Greater Manchester, Bolton, Central and Great Lever All
Bolton & District Multiple Sclerosis Society

Support for MS sufferers in the Borough. Respite care, adaption in the home and equipment (chairs, beds etc.)

Health, Health and Emotional Wellbeing UK Wide, Bolton, Halliwell & Crompton All
Bolton & District Speakers' Club

The aim of the club is to provide a friendly, supported and structured environment for people of all abiliites to develop their speech-making skills. The club meets on the second and fourth Mondays of each month.

Arts, culture, sport and recreation, Social Inclusion, Education & The Arts Bolton, Central and Great Lever All
Bolton Advanced Motorists

we are dedicated to improving driving standards in the Bolton area. we organise advance driving courses in Feb, May, August and November each year. Practical training sessions take place on sunday mornings from chorley street car park Bolton a limited number of midweek sessions are available. To obtain an enrolment form contact Annette Gamble on 0161 797 1084 or email infoboltoniam.org.uk

Education and research, Education & The Arts Bolton, Outside Bolton BME, Older people, Women, Men
Bolton Alternative Transport

Re-cycling bicycles for re-use. Training in bike mechanical skills, repair and maintainence - promotion of cycling and cyling issues. Spare parts and advice.

Environment, Animals & The Environment Bolton, Breightmet, Great Lever, Halliwell & Crompton Refugees and asylum seekers, People with mental health issues, Young people (aged 13-25)
Bolton Amnesty International

We support victims of human rights violations worldwide, support for example, domestic violence issues, violence towards women, gay, homeophobia issues, the death penalty. We meet the 4th Tuesday in the month, every 2 months but have subcommittees where appropriate. We fundraise regularly throughout the year.

International, Law, crime, human/civil rights and information, Supporting Voluntary and community organisations, Social Inclusion International, UK Wide, North West, Greater Manchester, Bolton, Central and Great Lever Faith communities, Unemployed people, LGBTQ+, BME, Refugees and asylum seekers, Women, Young people (aged 13-25)
Bolton Arabic School

We meet about once a month to discuss any issues that are raised.

Education and research, Children &Young People, Education & The Arts Heaton and Lostock, Chorley Roads Children (0 -12)
Bolton Armed Forces Centre

They provide advice and information to local and national government agencies on matters affecting the armed forces. To provide information and advice on issues concerning welfare, housing and pentions.
Enabling veterans to formulate collective views on issues and services.

Supporting Voluntary and community organisations, Social Inclusion Bolton, Central and Great Lever Service and ex-service people
Bolton Art Circle

Leisure Art for artists, painting in oils, acrylic, watercolour and all media. Lectures, demonstrations by professional artists, visits to galleries, walks for sketching. Exhibitions for charity and fundraising.

Arts, culture, sport and recreation, Education & The Arts Greater Manchester, Chorley Roads All, Families / single parents, People with learning disabilities, Tenants and residents, Unemployed people, Disabled people, LGBTQ+, Older people, People with mental health issues, Women, Men, Young people (aged 13-25)
Bolton Arts Information Network

BAIN is a voluntary sector arts group. Its work includes making films, putting on exhibitions, editing and film making tuition, and work with other voluntary groups to enable them to contribute to the arts in Bolton.

Arts, culture, sport and recreation, Education & The Arts Bolton, Central and Great Lever All
Bolton Astronomical Society

The group aims to promote interest and education in astronomy, catering for both experienced and amateur enthusiasts, with the aim of attracting beginners. There are inside lectures and outside studies by members, and visiting guest speakers.
We meet on Tuesday evenings from September to May, on the first and third Tuesday of the month from 7.30 to 9.00pm.

Arts, culture, sport and recreation, Education & The Arts Bolton, Chorley Roads, Rumworth All